October 30, 1951 – July 3, 2013
Pamela Peterson Skelly, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away on July 3, 2013, at the age of 61, from complications resulting from pneumonia, COPD, and a compression fracture of her back. Pam is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Joseph B. Skelly. Pam and Joe were married in Rockville, MD on Sept. 18, 1986. Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and A.T. Peterson. Pam is lovingly remembered by her sister Karen Stubbs and her husband Rex, of Ft. Myers; her nephews Clark Stubbs, his husband Brian and their children Henry and June of Fairfield, CT and Reid Stubbs and his wife Kate, of Atlanta, GA; her stepsons Gary Skelly of Naples and Justin Skelly and his wife Rebecca of Frederick MD; her sisters-in-law Jane Myers and her husband Carl of Naples and Susan Amey and her husband Gary of Bonita Springs; her brothers-in-law Paul Skelly and his wife Paula of Plymouth MA and Patrick Skelly of Washington DC; her granddaughters Anna, Jane, Payton and Molly Skelly; and many dear friends. Pam was born in Barnesville, OH on Oct. 30, 1951. She graduated from Whetstone High School and attended Ohio State University. Pam worked for the Dallas Cowboys and was an avid, lifelong fan. She and her husband worked in the food and beverage industry for many years in the Naples area, and owned Ivy’s Café and Deli in Naples. Pam was a gourmet cook and enjoyed entertaining her family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Hodges Funeral Home, 525 111th Ave N, Naples FL on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11AM, with a Celebration of Life Reception to follow at the Naples Park Area Association Clubhouse, 654 104th Ave North. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pam Skelly Memorial Fund, and mailed to Wells Fargo Bank, 11075 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34108 or to Jane Myers, 651 104th Ave North, Naples, FL 34108.
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Laura Lampson Shumaker
April 22, 2014
Those incredible blue eyes, that great throaty laugh, the wild streak, the fearlessness.. The yellow VW bug, up and down the streets of Clintonville, getting our chocolate cake at Frisch's, looking for boys, cutting school, mooning out of the car window, laughing all night long. Wearing each other's clothes, singing to the Stones. Writing crazy notes, getting in trouble, two against the world. All long ago but never forgotten, never will be. I always loved you, Pam. Always will.
February 27, 2014
I was greatly saddened to just now learn of Pam's passing and am remembering her fondly. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Pam and I attended elementary school together and we graduated from Whetstone High School in 1969. Rest in peace, friend.
Sandy Mader Holladay
February 27, 2014
I am sadden to learn of this news. I've been searching for Pam to let her know about our 45th class reunion. I went to both junior high and high school with Pam. It wasn't possible to be with her without having a wonderful time.
My deepest condolences to the family.
The Whetstone Class of 1969 all mourn her loss.
July 12, 2013
Joe, we can't begin to imagine what you are feeling, sending heartfelt condolences to you and the Skelly family. Michael and Vickie williams Valenti
Rick and Brenda McCormick
July 8, 2013
Dear Joe - While you may not remember us, Rick and I enjoyed meeting you and Pam a number of years ago when we visited Naples and spent time with Carl and Jane. In addition, I was in Naples alone a few years ago and you and Pam were kind enough to include me in a wonderful dinner party. To this day, I stillI remember that fun evening and the delicious meal Pam prepared. It is with sadness that we send you our condolences and please know that you will be in our prayers in the days ahead. May God give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.
July 7, 2013
Dear Joe and the entire Skelly Family
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Out thoughts are with the entire family.
Charlie & Sharon Hirschfeld
Sue & Rob (Whitacre) Spencer
July 7, 2013
Joe, Karen, Rex & families,
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear at Pam's passing, please know that you are all very close in everyone's thoughts and prayers.
Emily & John Hritz
July 7, 2013
Dear Joe & Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss & pray that good memories will help to comfort you & your family & ease your pain.
Gail & Al Gilstad
July 6, 2013
Joe, Pam will be missed by all....so sorry for your loss so soon,
our thoughts are with you